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Join us on Tuesday, March 9th at 08:00 GMT for an open exploration of why digital assets matter, where the market is going, what are the opportunities and risks
Anatoly Crachilov, Nickel Digital Asset Management
Anndy Lian, Inter-governmental Blockchain advisor
Crypto Assets are a relatively new asset class very different from traditional asset classes but one that can add real value as an uncorrelated source of returns. Nickel Digital has just recently finished an analysis reflecting an impact of 1%-3% allocation to Bitcoin within a standard 60% equity / 40% fixed income portfolio. The findings (over a statistically significant 8-year period) indicate that such a controlled allocation not only boosts performance of the underlying portfolio, but also improves Sharpe ratio, thus resulting in a more efficient portfolio construction.
2020 was the year Crypto went Institutional and with some of the large institutions investing into Crypto including Private Banks, Asset Managers and wealth managers, we will discuss the fundamental drivers behind this market to help wealth managers understand the role of digital assets in portfolio construction. We will examine where this market is going, what are the opportunities and associated risks.
What to Expect – Questions we will covering:
Q – Define our terms: How best to understand what Bitcoin is?
Q – Why does the market exist, what’s driving it and how?
Q – Why wealth management clients should consider digital assets and how can they be part of portfolios?
Q – What challenges exist for private bankers and wealth managers in handling this business, such as around custody, settlement, regulatory controls?
Q – Looking at the price of Bitcoin, are we top of a hill or a bottom of a mountain?
- To clearly define and explain Crypto Assets and achieve a clear understanding of this asset class
- Discuss the benefits it can give a client portfolio, while assessing the risks and trying to reduce these
- Offer a discussion forum for questions related to this asset class
Anatoly is an investment professional with 25 years of experience in investment management and private equity. Prior to co-founding Nickel Digital in 2019, Anatoly was for seven years with investment management divisions of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan dealing with asset allocation and portfolio construction.
Anatoly earned an MA degree in International Business from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and Executive MBA degree from the University of Oxford in 2009. He returned to Oxford in 2018 to be among the first cohort of global investment professionals to complete Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, which ultimately led to co-founding of Nickel Digital.